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For my sister’s wedding, my mother had a very crafty co-worker make a card box in the shape of a wedding cake. It was white, it had pearls… okay, so it was a bit cheesey, but it did the trick. My mother saved the card box with the hope that when I (finally) got married, I could use it too. For five years, that card box stood in our basement; it was a resilient card box — unlike everything else down there, it never turned green.

Alas, this past summer, my parents sold their house and moved into a (very) small temporary apartment in Manhattan. All their stuff (card box included) was placed in a temperature controlled storage facility off of some exit on the Garden State Parkway. The plan was to find a condo or co-op quickly; move in a couple of months. The plan didn’t work out and the card-box-that-could is still somewhere between the guest room furniture and my baby grand.

No worries I said, I will make a new card box. Bigger, better, a bit cheesier than the old. I even found stacking heart-shaped hat boxes at Nashville Wraps.


I was planning on ordering them this evening… when, out of nowhere… I discovered this lovely bird cage at Wedding Things. Only $45 bucks + delivery. Woo hoo – another item off my list; no glue gun required.



Mrs. Firefly

New York
Wedding Date:
June 2017
Wedding DJ
Nothing to Wear!
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    mrsbee 3235 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:56 am

    That’s really cute and affordable!

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    Cindy, Guest @ 6:46 pm

    Hey – I’m looking for that birdcage at and can’t find it. The link doesn’t work either – can you please send me a link for it?

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    susie, Guest @ 12:17 pm

    Looking for birdcage at cannot find either, can you please send me the link also. Thanks!

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    Anne, Guest @ 10:39 pm

    This is such a cool resource with lots of great ideas for brides!! I included your idea about stacking boxes on my blog, and linked to your blog! Check it out..

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